The Walking Dead co-creator Robert Kirkman has announced a new animated series called Invincible starring Zachary Quinto and Khary Payton.
The upcoming Amazon adaptation is based on Kirkman’s comic book series of the same name, which was first published in 2002 and ran for 144 issues.
As The Hollywood Reporter confirms, Khary Payton has now joined his fellow Walking Dead actor Steven Yeun in signing up to the project, and will portray the character Black Samson. Zachary Quinto (Star Trek), meanwhile, is set to voice Robot.
Kirkman announced the full Invincible casting details at the annual SkyBound Xpo convention on Saturday (July 19), with the likes of Mark Hamill (who will play Art), Sandra Oh (Deborah Grayson), Seth Rogen (Allen the Alien) and Gillian Jacobs (Atom Eve) also onboard.
Check out the cast list below:
- Steven Yeun will voice Invincible (Mark Grayson)
- JK Simmons will voice his father Nolan Grayson
- Sandra Oh will voice his mother Deborah Grayson
- Khary Payton will voice Black Samson
- Zachary Quinto will voice Robot
- Zazie Beetz will voice Amber Bennett
- Chris Diamantopolous will voice Doc Seismic
- Walton Goggins will voice Cecil Steadman
- Grey Griffin will voice Shrinking Rae & Amanda (Monster Girl as Girl)
- Mark Hamill will voice Art
- Gillian Jacobs will voice Atom Eve
- Melise will voice Dulpi-Kate
- Jason Mantzoukas will voice Rex Splode
- Andrew Rannells will voice William Clockwell
- Kevin Michael Richardson will voice Mauler 1 & Mauler 2 & Monster Girl (as Monster)
- Seth Rogen will voice Allen the Alien
Invincible is due to land on Amazon Prime Video at some point in 2020, though an exact release date is yet to be officially announced.
A description of the comics reads: “Invincible is the son of Omni-Man, an extraterrestrial superhero of the Viltrumite race. Invincible inherited his father’s superhuman strength and ability to fly and he has sworn to protect the Earth. As a teenager he had trouble adjusting to his newfound powers and coping with the reality of his origins.”
Meanwhile, Kirkman also spoke about the upcoming Rick Grimes spin-off movie at last weekend’s SkyBound Xpo panel, explaining that the coronavirus crisis will make the film “better”.
“There’s tons of stuff going on behind the scenes,” he said. “I don’t want anyone to think that we’re just kind of waiting around for this pandemic to end.”